Warning: This post contains spoilers for Love Is Blind Season 4.
More than just a reality TV villain? During the day Micah Lussier And Irina Solomonova‘s Love is blind Tenures, eagle-eyed viewers noticed the women acting like mean girls to the other pod contestants.
‘I mean, you know what? So be it,” Micah shared exclusively Us weekly ahead of the season 4 premiere in March 2023. “What [Irina] did for me was make me laugh and reminded me who i am [and] that I like to laugh. I like to joke. This is a very serious situation, but I don’t have to feel miserable. For example, I can entertain myself a little bit and she gave me that, and I don’t regret it.
The marketing manager and Irina were both cast as contestants on Netflix’s fourth season of the hit dating show. While looking for The One, viewers noticed the two friends making fun of the other women. In one scene, Irina is seen laughing from behind the kitchen island while Amber Wilder bursts into tears over her love triangle with Paul Peden and his eventual fiancée, Micah.
Micah was also spotted laughing at the expense of others during the pod experiment. When Jackelina Bonds torn about possible pain Josh Demasfeelings with a group of women, the former real estate agent interrupted the group. “Do you have a headache or is it men?” Micah asked the sobbing dental assistant. When Jackelina was too upset to answer, Micah gave Irina a look and suppressed a giggle.
Irina’s own “mean girl” behavior spurned a bitter rivalry with Bliss Poureetezadi about Zack Goytowski‘s affection. Things got worse when Irina seemed jealous that the senior program manager was baking cupcakes for Zack’s birthday – and she forgot what day it was. Both the founder of Solo and Bliss complained about each other to the lawyer.
“Hi. Look, I know I’m talking about some girls, but I mean no harm,” Irina said to Zack in the pods, who looked confused on the other side of the wall. [Bliss] and I’m like, ‘Ooh, how does that taste?’ Like, that’s just me. I mean those things [and] I’m not trying to be crafty or naughty. It’s just different for her. I think it’s weird that she feels so weird.”
Zack eventually dumped Bliss in favor of his bond with the native of Russia. Though he suggested seeing sight unseen, they eventually went their separate ways not long after meeting in person.
“[Meeting him] was a lot more challenging than I thought it was going to be. For example, it was very difficult to connect the connection we made in the pods with being together,” Irina told exclusively Us in March 2023. “I will say that when I saw him, it wasn’t about his looks or anything, but I just had a gut feeling that something just didn’t feel right, and I didn’t feel safe or comfortable. … It was just something that grew, and I feel like I was kind of trying to force or pressure myself to feel these feelings for him.
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